Soraka Build Guide

Passive Support

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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Armor (+0.91 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist (+0.16 magic resist per level (+3 at champion level 18))
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Gold (+1 gold / 10 sec.)
Skill Order
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Soraka is a support that is nearly playable by every lol-player if u play her passiv. You can play her in ranked if you can´t play any other support well. She is cheap and she´s like the only champion where it´s enough to stand behind and play passiv. If you play her often of course you can play her aggressiv and skill your attack spells but this guide is for normal and low elo players who dont play often support. Also this guide is for good players in lane who need to sup and actually are terrible bad as sup. [highlight]Don´t pick hard or aggressive supports![/highlight] I like to play adc and I hate supports that pick support like Blitz or Alistar and just stand in bush and act like a tree. If they would play Soraka or at least Janna or Sona that is so much better! Soraka is the best passive support so play her if you enjoy to play passiv as support !

I like to take tanky runes at supports. At Soraka too. It´s same like at the masteries... You could take more damage or at runes you could take gold per time runes but tank runes are so usefull. They dont give you high life. They give you much armor and that´s importent as support because even early game the adc deals a lot of damage and because you can heal so much it´s not that importent to have high life. It´s importent to take less ad damage and so u need armor. For Glyph I take magic resist per level because you need some magic resist in late game mainly... Early you get some magic damage by the enemy support but magic resist per level is more usefull because you get more magic resist in mid and late game then with flat magic resist. For Quints I take gold per time. You also can take tanky runes, but finally this is a passiv support guide and so you play passiv and earn more money.

[title][img=skills/soraka/p.png] Passive: Consecration[/title] [number]Increases surrounding allies' magic resistance by 16.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Soraka´s passiv isn´t that strong but it makes you tankier against magic damage. That´s good against the enemy support and in late game it´s of course good for the complead team against all enemy chmpions that deals magic damage. [title][img=skills/soraka/q.png] Q: Starcall[/title] [number] A shower of stars falls from the sky, striking all nearby enemies for magic damage and reducing their Magic Resist for a short duration. Strikes all nearby enemies dealing 60/85/110/135/160 (+0.4) magic damage, and reduces their Magic Resist by 8/9/10/11/12 for 5 seconds (stacks up to 10 times). Cost: 20/35/50/65/80 Mana Range: 675 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Soraka´s Q attack is not really importend as passiv support but you can use it in team fights and in the laning phase to last hit but [highlight]JUST[/highlight] if your ad carry is dead or he´s comming and you can´t save the minions for him. It helps the ad carry if he´s farming under tower. Then you can use the Q ones so the ad carry can kill the minions after a tower hit with one auto attack. If he dont make enough damage you can use your Q another time. [title][img=skills/soraka/w.png] W: Astral Blessing[/title] [number]Soraka blesses a friendly unit, restoring health and increasing Armor for a short time. Restores 70/140/210/280/350 (+0.45) Health, and temporarily grants 25/45/65/85/105 bonus Armor to an ally for 3 seconds. Cost: 80/110/140/170/200 Mana Range: 750[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This skill is a very good skill. Soraka´s W is the skill that makes Soraka to Soraka. :D This skill heals you or your team mades extreamly hard. Thats the reason why it´s enough to support passiv. Because You give your lane a good substance. [title][img=skills/soraka/e.png] E: Infuse[/title] [number]Restores Mana to an ally, or deals damage to an enemy and silences them for a short duration. On Ally Cast: Restores 40/80/120/160/200 Mana to an ally Champion (cannot be cast on self). On Enemy Cast: Deals 50/100/150/200/250 (+0.6) magic damage to an enemy and temporarily silences them for 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds. No Cost Range: 725[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] You can use your E skill to silence enemies or ends enemy ulties. You can use it to give your ad carry mana back too. This effect helps your ad carry, too. So you can use this skill to play passiv or aggressiv in lane and in late game it´s importent to restore your team mades´ mana and to silence the enemy ap carry and of course to end enemy ulties. And remember this ability costs 0 mana! So you can spam it so often you can. [title][img=skills/soraka/r.png] R: Wish[/title] [number]Soraka fills her allies with hope, instantly restoring health to herself and all friendly champions. Calls upon divine powers to instantly restore 200/320/440 (+0.7) Health to all allied Champions. Cost: 100/175/250 Mana Range: all over the map[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This alility heals all your team mades and you so you can use it if u know that it would save your or the life of one of your team mades´ life. And this skill helps your team in teamfights, too. In the laning phase you shout look at all your team mades because it can change team fights and 1v1´s very easily.

I beginn with E because it´s importent to silence the enemy ad carry or the enemy support. The mana effect isnt that importent at this time. Then I skill W, because it´s the main ability of Soraka and still the importenest to skill first full. At level 4 I skill Q because it´s helpfull (look Chapter4 :skills), but not really importent to skill in early game. When W is highskilled I skill E because it silence longer and it deals a bit damage and cost no mana. Of course I skill the ult when ever it´s possible, because it´s still op and importent. [highlight]So the skill order is:[/highlight] R > W > E > Q

Standart start build: [img=items/faerie-charm.png][img=items/sight-ward4.png][img=items/health-potion.png][img=items/total-biscuit-of-rejuvination.png][img=items/explorers-ward.png] Another good choise is: [img=items/faerie-charm.png][img=items/sight-ward2.png][img=items/vision-ward.png][img=items/health-potion2.png][img=items/total-biscuit-of-rejuvination.png][img=items/explorers-ward.png] With this build you have 1 ward less, but u have a pink ward and 1 pot more. [highlight]A pink ward in lane:[/highlight] You don´t need pink wards in lane in bronze/silver, but it helps a lot. You can place it into a bush and next you can clean the bush (cleaning = destroying enemy wards). With a cleaned bush your jungler can gank much easier! Also you distroyed an enemy ward = 30g for you and a enemy ward is gone. [highlight]Importent[/highlight]: If the enemys got an invisible champion like [imgsmall=champ/evelynn.png][imgsmall=champ/shaco.png][imgsmall=champ/twitch.png](rarely) normal wards are nearly useless. Against Evelyn you just should buy pink wards. [img=items/morellonomicon.png]: After the latest patch [imgsmall=items/runic-bulwark.png] is gone and this gives most support builds a gab. [imgsmall=items/morellonomicon.png] is a great gab closer, because it gives you [highlight]good things[/highlight]: [.][highlight]ability power[/highlight]: You are support, but as Soraka you need to heal and ability power increas your heal and you deal a bit more damage. [.][highlight]Mana Regen[/highlight]: More Mana => more skills => more heal / damage / silences => more usefull [.][highlight]cooldown reduction[/highlight]: 40% cooldown reduction is perfekt for Soraka. If you don´t build [imgsmall=items/morellonomicon.png] you need to build [imgsmall=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png]. But building [imgsmall=items/boots-of-mobility.png] are very great for Supports. You can clean enemy wards more carefully and you can place your own wards more carefully. Also mobility is always good to dogde enemy abilitys. [img=items/boots-of-mobility.png][img=items/morellonomicon.png][img=items/shurelyas-reverie.png][img=items/ruby-sightstone.png] This items are my standart Support items with Soraka and I always take some pink wards with me. So there are just 2 open places. You can take 2 items of the list of "items to get", but of course you can buy items that are not on this list, but just if you know they are serious. [img=items/locket-of-the-iron-solari.png]: [imgsmall=items/locket-of-the-iron-solari.png] is another great item. You should have 1 in your team and if nobody built it you should build it. Be carefull. First look others items. If somebody still bought it or [imgsmall=items/aegis-of-the-legion.png] or [imgsmall=items/emblem-of-valor.png] you shouldn´t buy it. Secondly if nobody does it you should write in chat :" I will buy locket.". Thirdly wait 10 sek to let them answer like :"WAIT, I want to build it!". Fourthly if nobody stopped you buy it. And if you are asking why I get at least 2 pink wards when I have 3 normal wards from Ruby Sightstone, it´s because I prefer to ward baron and drake with pink wards, because then u know that the enemys can´t watching you and that helps your team. And if you don´t have oracle and you know where a enemy ward is that you absolutly want to destroy place it. A pink ward is also usefull if the enemys got invisible champs like [imgsmall=champ/akali.png][imgsmall=champ/evelynn.png]([imgsmall=champ/khazix.png])[imgsmall=champ/teemo.png]s mushrooms[imgsmall=champ/twitch.png][imgsmall=champ/vayne.png][imgsmall=champ/shaco.png].

At the beginning of the game you got 4 wards. You should place 1 at 1:50 at the river. I always do it since silver ELO. With it you are not in danger of early ganks. If the enemy support is always in a bush place a ward in it... the Explorer ward if possible... You can use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png] on an enemy and use a auto attack to harras or you can use it to return the mana of your adc. That´s usefull if you have an adc like : Ezreal, Caitlyn, Urgot, Graves, Corki, or Miss Fortune. At them you should use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png] when they got less then 75% of mana. So they can spam their harras abilitys like they want. If you got a less mana using adc or in generall a player that don´t spam his/ her abilitys you should harras with your E and auto attacks when ever the enemy adc wants to last hit a minion. Yust use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png] to return the mana of them when they got like 50% of mana. Use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/w.png] whenever your adc got less then 75% of life. And dont forget to always have a ward at the river!!!

Always buy at least 3 [imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png]. You also should have [imgsmall=items/sightstone.png] or [imgsmall=items/ruby-sightstone.png] . So you always can ward the drake the river and the enemy bush. That gives you perfect lane awareness. In lane you can play like at early game but now you can prove skill! Always check your lane and if you got skill you should use your ma awereness to look at moments when you can save somebodys life by using [imgsmall=skills/soraka/r.png]. Remember it heals every teammate! Good possible moments are for example : [.] a solo lane make a 1v1 [.] somebody gets ganked and your ult saves him ... dont use it when it makes him life a sekend longer without killing someone [.] karthus/nunu/or someone else like that use his ult and would kill somebody

Must have: [img=items/vision-ward2.png] + [img=items/vision-ward2.png] at baron and drake + [img=items/sight-ward3.png] + [img=items/ruby-sightstone.png]. Use the wards! Vision is so importent to win a game. Always run with your teammates together and tell them to be regrouped. use your wards to have full vision at the enemys. As Soraka you are even qusishy with all the tankyness you got so dont engage in the enemy team. Try to always replace the [imgsmall=items/vision-ward.png]. It´s not always good to do! If the enemys are just before engaging don´t go away!!! If the situation is save tell your team to don´t engage and replace your wards then. If the enemys look like they want to trap you always ask your team for protection and playe your [imgsmall=items/ruby-sightstone.png] in every bush.

Importent for team fights as support is the vision! It´s perfect if you have enough vision to see all enemy champions. So your team can see when they want to trap you or if they want to engage you. Also your team see good situations to engage the enemy team. Still that makes you game devising. [highlight]You can make the big place just by good warding![/highlight] But when there is a teamfight you should know what your tasks are. Your [highlight]main task[/highlight] is healing as much as you can. First use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/w.png] on a target that really needs it. That calls use it to safe an quishy teammate that gets focused. How to use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/r.png]: 1. If you are sure you can safe a hard damage dealer like your adc or your mid laner 2. If your comlead team has lost some life The 2. use of [imgsmall=skills/soraka/r.png] heals in general more. Your [highlight]secondary task[/highlight] is using your [imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png] as well as possible. Best possible use is to block an enemy ultimate like Nunu, Janna, Karthus (normally use his ult after dying, but this guide is mainly for low elo players). Another good use is to shut down the enemy mid or top laner with[imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png]. Because you silence the guy you use it on and he/ she can´t use skills afterwards. Also you can use [imgsmall=skills/soraka/q.png] to deal some damage. But don´t use it when you don´t have much mana or you are getting focused. Also [highlight]DO NOT[/highlight] run into the enemys to deal as many damage as possible. In late-game-team-fights you should always have mana and in late-game it deals some damage so you should use it in a safe position. You will mainly deal a bit damage to the enemy melee champions so dont be too focused on that skill! [highlight]Be focused on your main task and some good used [imgsmall=skills/soraka/e.png].[/highlight]

I hope I could help you with this guide and I which you fun with Soraka. And don´t forget if you can play passiv Soraka very well you can build her more ap carry like and harras the enemys but a passiv Soraka is good as well. :)

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